Anyone else love going for a mooch around other people’s gardens? I know it’s not just me that loves having a good nosey. Mr. Fairweather’s mam used to live in the garden. “Where’s Nana?” would come the cry. And the echoing refrain was always “Tá Nana sa ghairdín.” We’ve all got one in the family. Someone who lives in the garden and loves seeing what … Continue reading Sa Ghairdín
I have often said that when the sun shines down, there is no where in the world I’d rather be than here in Ireland. And our little corner of it sure feels like Heaven when the sun shines down. Continue reading And The Sun Shone Down
Some mornings the Little Paddler and I get up and stumble in to the kitchen to make the coffee. It’s still dark. As the sun starts to rise on the late winter’s morning, the sky turns shades of purples and pinks and oranges. We talk about how God paints the sky in the mornings so that the sun can get up. The last few mornings … Continue reading Early Morning Musings
This one is for Kate. Thanks for the encouragement. When my brother and I first moved to Ireland, we lived with my uncle for a while. It was interesting. For all concerned I am sure. There were a lot of adjustments made by everyone. But I wouldn’t change it. My uncle is a character. And he took suddenly having two teenagers foisted on to him … Continue reading Oh Baby, It’s Cold Outside
It’s not often I stop. And certainly not often I lay out on the grass and just look. I certainly wasn’t expecting to do it in October. But how and ever, Little Paddler and I lay down on the slightly damp grass and watched the clouds all lazy and hazy way up in the big blue sky. It’s good to stop. This is Our World … Continue reading What Else Would You Be At?
We threw on our wellies and coats and braved the briars and thistles. This is all I was able to rescue from the Little Paddler. She ate the rest. One for her. One for Baby Bear. One for her. One for mammy. They weren’t long disappearing. There are worse ways to spend an afternoon. I stumbled on to the blogging meme Our World Tuesday. Think … Continue reading Time Well Spent